Ashish Nehra © AFP
Ashish Nehra © AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed in a press release on Tuesday night that the star Indian left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra will be undergoing a knee surgery. Nehra, who remained a key member of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team had earlier sustained a hamstring tendon injury which also put serious a question mark on his future in competitive cricket. It is known that the Grade-1 hamstring injury takes at least 3 weeks to heal and hamstring tendon injury may take anywhere between 3 to 6 months to heal, which also includes rehabilitation. ALSO READ: Ashish Nehra ruled out of IPL 9 due to hamstring injury

The BCCI informed in a press release, “BCCI medical team confirms that India medium pacer, Ashish Nehra, injured his right knee during the Indian Premier League 2016. Assessment and investigation by BCCI medical staff revealed Nehra sustained a high-grade tendon injury and was recommended to consult Dr. Andrew Williams, orthopaedic specialist in London. Post consultation, Dr. Williams has advised surgery on his right knee, which will take place shortly.”

Nehra played a key role for a major part in the IPL 2016 for Sunrisers Hyderabad, leading their bowling attack and helping them qualify for the playoffs’ stage. He played 8 matches, and claimed 9 wickets with the best figures being 3 for 15.

Nehra was credited for India’s excellent run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 as well as in the Asia Cup 2016, which turned out to be successful outing for India. The left-arm lanky pacer, who has been injury prone throughout his career, was however not included in the squad which India had named for their tours of Zimbabwe and West Indies.